Tech Industry Luncheon - July 16
Leading Global Technical Communities: an Enterprise Architecture Case StudyPresented by
Many leaders have a challenge of activating strategic and technical talent across their organization. That is exactly the role of an enterprise architect leader who is sometimes described as part coach, part referee. This designation is appropriate. Enterprise architects are responsible for decomposing strategy into execution across the enterprise with sustainable solutions. Their challenge? Bringing together diverse IT groups, subject matter experts and technical communities to form holistic teams, and leading them to deliver successful outcomes.
Challenge accepted. In this compelling discussion, two industry leaders discuss their fascinating work and how the enterprise architecture approach can benefit you in bringing multiple generations of technical leaders together across your organizations.
About the speakers:
Grant Ecker is the Global VP of Enterprise Architecture with Walgreens Boots Alliance. Prior to this role Grant was the Global Head of Architecture at Medtronic and previously managed Architecture Governance for Lowe’s in North Carolina. Prior to his roles in EA, Grant has held various roles at Lowe's and General Mills leading enterprise technology platforms and integrations.
Grant holds a BSCS from Washington University in Saint Louis, an MBA from the Carlson School of Management and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife and 3 dogs.
E.G. Nadhan is the Chief Architect and Strategist for North America at Red Hat. Nadhan is an IBM Associate Quantum Ambassador and is a Board Member at The HDF Group. He sits on the Advisory Boards for the Customer Experience Program at Missouri State University and the Technology Advisory Board at Governors State University.
Nadhan holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Jadavpur University and holds multiple certifications including Leadership from Harvard Business School and Customer Experience from Missouri State. Nadhan also resides in Chicago with his wife, parents and family.